VOLUME RECOMMENDS

ON THE 4TH MAY THERE IS GOING TO BE ONE OF THE MOST DIVERSE AND DESIRABLE EXHIBITIONS TAKING OVER SHOREDITCH TOWN HALL… ARTISTS AND DESIGNERS FROM ACROSS EAST LONDON AND BEYOND HAVE COME TOGETHER…
ON 28 AUGUST 2008, OLIVER HEMSLEY A 20- YEAR-OLD STUDENT FROM CENTRAL ST MARTIN’S COLLEGE, WAS STABBED BY A GROUP OF YOUTHS AT LEAST EIGHT TIMES IN AN UNPROVOKED DAYLIGHT ATTACK ON BOUNDRY STREET IN EAST LONDON. OLIVER'S HEART AND BREATHING STOPPED UPON ARRIVAL AT THE ROYAL LONDON HOSPITAL, AND WHILE HE WAS SUCCESSFULLY RESUSCITATED, HE HAD TO SPEND THE NEXT 134 DAYS IN INTENSIVE CARE RELYING ON LIFE-SUPPORT MACHINES TO KEEP HIM ALIVE.
THANKFULLY, AS A RESULT OF OLIVER’S INSPIRATIONAL DETERMINATION AND THE HARD WORK OF THE MEDICAL TEAMS WHO TREATED HIM, HIS LIFE IS NO LONGER IN IMMEDIATE DANGER AND HE HAS BEEN MOVED TO A SPECIALIST REHABILITATION UNIT AT THE ROYAL NATIONAL ORTHOPAEDIC HOSPITAL IN STANMORE, MIDDLESEX. UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO THE EXTENT OF HIS INJURIES, NEITHER OLIVER NOR HIS FAMILY WILL EVER LEAD NORMAL LIVES AGAIN. OLIVER’S SPINAL CORD WAS PARTIALLY SEVERED IN THE ATTACK, LEAVING HIM PARALYSED, WITH MINIMAL MOVEMENT BELOW HIS NECK. HE WILL NEVER WALK AGAIN, AND WILL REQUIRE CONSTANT MEDICAL ATTENTION FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE.
WE ARE DETERMINED TO SALVAGE SOMETHING POSITIVE FROM OLI'S TRAGIC STORY BY FOCUSING ON EVERYTHING THAT OLIVER LOVES IN LIFE. AS A RESULT, ART AGAINST KNIVES HAS BEEN CREATED…. THE AIM OF THE TWO-DAY EVENT IS TO SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT WHAT HAS HAPPENED IN THE HEART OF OUR COMMUNITY AS WELL AS TO RAISE MONEY TO PROVIDE OLIVER WITH EVERYTHING HE WILL NEED IN THE FUTURE.
ART AGAINST KNIVES EXHIBITION MONDAY 4TH MAY 2009 SHOREDITCH TOWN HALL GALLERY 11.00AM- 9.00PM ENTRY FREE PHOTOGRAPHY FASHION FINE ART ILLUSTRATION SCULPTURE LIGHT INSTALLATION CAFÉ TO BE OPEN ALL DAY ALL WORK FOR SALE
ART AGAINST KNIVES EXHIBITION OF AUCTIONED
WORK
TUESDAY 5TH MAY 2009
SHOREDITCH HOUSE
12.00PM-7.00PM
ENTRY FREE
ART AGAINST KNIVES AUCTION AND PARTY ENTRY INVITE ONLY CHAMPAGNE RECEPTION 7.00PM-9.00PM AUCTION 9.00PM
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PERFORMANCES AND PARTY 10.00PM-3.00AM
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